DARBY, John Fletcher, a Representative from Missouri;
born in Person County, N.C., December 10, 1803;
attended the public schools;
moved with his father to Missouri in 1818, where he worked on a farm;
moved to Frankfort, Ky., in 1825;
was admitted to the bar and afterward practiced in St. Louis, Mo.;
mayor of St. Louis 1835-1841;
member of the Missouri senate in 1838;
elected as a Whig to the Thirty-second Congress (March 4, 1851-March 3, 1853);
returned to St. Louis and engaged in banking;
died near Pendleton Station, Warren County, Mo., May 11, 1882;
interment in Calvary Cemetery, St. Louis, Mo.
Darby, John Fletcher. Personal Recollections. 1880. Reprint. New York: Arno Press, 1975.